Dear Diana, I’m in my 60s and can’t believe that I appear to have acne. It’s so many years since I went through that terrible teenage phase of thinking I’d never be rid of those unsightly blemishes. And now I feel I’m back there trapped in the nightmare all over again. Is this normal? BeckyContinue reading “Acne in middle age?”
Dear Diana, after a recent medical check-up which included a blood test I was told I was anaemic. How can I help myself to rectify this? Patricia Carson West Yorkshire Patricia, typical symptoms of anaemia are lack of energy, a rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath when exercising, or dizziness. Being told you are anaemicContinue reading “Anaemia”
Hi Diana …Well here we are nearing the end of January and my New Year resolution to lose weight hasn’t really done it for me! What down to earth tips can you give me to help my continuing battle with the bulge! Marjorie Barnes…Devon Hi Marjorie, you need motivation so ask your GP, aContinue reading “My New Year resolution to lose weight hasn’t really done it for me!”
Hello Diana, about this time every year I promise myself to make simple changes and to take better care of my health. What could my New Year Resolutions be? Molly Squires Edinburgh Hello Molly, here are some easy ways to help you to better health in 2021 Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables toContinue reading “New year resolutions”
For many hundreds of years, the native coastal Maori population of New Zealand has consumed raw New Zealand green-lipped mussels as a primary part of their diet. They would harvest the mussels growing naturally on the seashores and eat them raw. Although they saw the mussel as an important part of their diet, they didContinue reading “New Zealand green-lipped mussel oil”
Sometimes when you try to lose weight and exercise hard it can be frustrating if you don’t lose anything significant. One reason could be that regular exercise builds strong muscles, and muscle weighs more heavily than the flab it replaces. It takes time and effort to rebuild strong muscle and to stretch out and tone your entire body. Perhaps you could jog twice a week? If that is too strenuous I recommend you walk for half an hour every day instead. But it must be a brisk walk to keep your metabolic rate up.
Osteoporosis, a debilitating condition caused by the loss of bone mineral, makes the bone susceptible to fracture, especially at the hip, wrist and spine. It is most common in menopausal women as the decline in oestrogen levels leads to an increase in the normal rat of mineral loss from bone.
Ensure your diet is rich is nutrients, but lean in fat and calories for overall health and to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer
Enhance your immune system with foods rich in antioxidants.
Keep your digestive system healthy.
Strengthen bones with diet and exercise
Protect eyesight with antioxidants
You may feel like you can’t summon up the energy to get up and go, you feel tired and lethargic all the time, or you don’t feel like you can face the world. If so, this revitalising plan is for you. In as few as three days, you can reinvigorate your body, improve your energyContinue reading “High energy”
You can’t have good health through exercising alone, regular exercise and a healthy diet must go together, like a horse and cart, if we are to perform efficiently. To a large extent we are what we eat, and if we aim to have a long and healthy life we must watch what we eat. Since I was a small child I have been interested in all forms of movement and sport. An energetic youngster, a bit if a tomboy if truth be told, I soon learnt to be aware of my body and it’s physical limitations, as I ran and jumped, always trying to better my brother and many boy cousins. But in my teens, as a young athlete running for my County, I soon realised my performance depended not only on natural ability, training, or even long legs! It depended on being able to cope with nervous tension, illness, or aches and pains inflicted through incorrect training. But even more importantly, it depended on what I ate and drank; and that made the difference to my coming first or last